The Association for Political Theory Annual Conference 2018

Event Information

Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges
Bryn Mawr
United States
End Date
Contact Email

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Onur Ulas Ince (Singapore Management University) and
Ella Myers (University of Utah)

The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites proposals from faculty members, independent scholars, and ABD graduate students for its annual conference to be held October 18-20, 2018, at the campuses of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. We will consider papers on all topics in political theory, political philosophy and their cognate disciplines, from scholars working in any field at any institution. We also encourage faculty members to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.

How to apply:

(1) Proposers must be members of the Association (membership is free). If you are not yet a member, please submit an application at by February 1, 2018.

(2) Abstracts of 300-400 words are due by midnight PST on Monday, February 5, 2018 at: (you must log on to submit). Each participant may submit one proposal and may be a co-author on one proposal submitted by someone else. The APT conference does not accept full panel or roundtable proposals.

Workshop Panel Format: Some APT panels are workshop panels. These will consist of three presenters and a chair; but instead of a traditional discussant, the panelists and pre-registered audience members will read all papers and prepare written comments for the presenters by the beginning of the conference. At the conference, participants will spend approximately 30 minutes workshopping each of the papers. You will indicate on your proposal form if you want us to consider your proposal for a workshop panel, and that you are willing to fulfill the commitments it requires. We will designate these panels only after the PC has evaluated the proposals.

Chairs/Discussants: If you are proposing a paper and wish to participate as a chair and/or discussant on another panel, please indicate your areas of expertise in the relevant box on the proposal form. If you are willing to participate as a chair and/or discussant without making a paper proposal, please fill out the form available at: Chairs and discussants must have a Ph.D.

Pre-circulation requirement: Presenters on workshop panels must submit their papers electronically to the paper archive on the APT website no later than September 27, 2018. All other presenters must submit their papers to the archive no later than October 4, 2018. The archive will be password-protected so that access is limited to members of APT. Presenters who do not meet these deadlines will not be able to propose a paper for the following year’s conference.

Questions and assistance: For questions about the program or proposal guidelines, please contact one of the Program Committee Co-Chairs, Onur Ulas Ince ( and Ella Myers ( If you have any difficulties submitting a proposal, please contact the APT webmaster at

To learn more about the Association and its annual conference please visit the APT website at 

To see this CFP online, go to